Shai Alexander has been diming and scoring for Hamilton Heights all year long and against the best competition in America.
Since opening up his recruitment after committing to Florida initially, Shai Alexander has received interest from many programs such as; Oklahoma, NC State, Kansas and Syracuse, among others that are looking to fill a guard position for the 2017-2018 season.
Coach John Calipari was the first to extend an offer from Kentucky after visiting Hamilton Heights to watch Alexander.
Alexander has been heralded as a combo guard and while he has skills to play at either position, the Hamilton, Ontario native is better suited at the point guard spot for both college and the pro level.
The last Canadian to play a season at Kentucky before heading the NBA was Jamal Murray, who just wrapped up his first regular season game in Toronto for the Denver Nuggets. Windsor’s Mychal Mulder is another Canuck that has entered his senior year at Kentucky.
Murray was expected to play one year and go on to the NBA, Shai Alexander does not have the pressure. Most anticipate the he will be a multi-year student-athlete while he continues to fill out his frame and carve out his niche.
He is now committed to Kentucky for 2017. At 6’4 he is a lengthy PG with good size for the position. Alexander is continuing to develop lower body strength and athleticism to be prepared for SEC.